Nutella Christmas Tree.

Hello everybody.

As  promised I’m trying to make a Christmas related recipe each day to give you new ideas of main dishes and sweets to add up to your lunches or dinners.

Today I made this beautiful Nutella Christmas Tree, my son send me the photo the other night and I searched for the easiest recipe, really yummy and not complicated as it looks.

Ingredients and method:

* 3 cups flour.

* 1/3 cup sugar.

* 1 cup warm milk.

* 2 teaspoons instant yeast.

* 1 tablespoon butter.

* 2 eggs.

* 1 cup Nutella.

* some crunch or sesame seeds for decoration.


*  Mix dry ingredients well then add egg yolks,milk and butter and knead well for 10 minutes.

* leave covered for one hour in a warm place to rise.

* cut dough to 4 pieces.

* roll each piece into a thin triangle .

* top first layer with a very thin layer of warmed Nutella in a tree shape.

* add second layer on top of it and repeat process.

* add fourth layer on top but without Nutella then cut dough to a tree shape as shown in photos.

* make linear cuts to make branches then twist each one .

* add some milk to egg whites and whisk well together then brush on top of tree.

* bake in a medium heated oven for 30-40 minutes till all golden.

* mix a bit of icing sugar with milk and brush sides so as decorations stick well.

* decorate sides with anything you like, sesame,coconut,almonds, crunch …etc.


Oh forgot to mention that lunch is light today, chicken breasts with soy sauce,garlic,coriander and onions with any vegetable you like, I added broccoli today.

Tree looks and tastes AWESOME, a must try this season !




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